Red shoes. The clicking of shining red heels together in an iconic movie. What is it about red shoes that captures the imagination so? Or, for that matter, about the color red itself? Little Red, on her way to her Grandmother’s house, adorned in a lovely cape of cerise. (I want a cape like that…)
But, red also means blood, death, Hell, and other such unpleasantries. Why though? Colors can have funny associations sometimes. Like yellow, which means both sunshiny happiness and cowardice. Not like all cowards are happy, either…
Whatever the reasons, I love red; and especially when in shoe form. These three are all from Anthropologie, my latest store obsession. I particularly like the firewing clogs. Rather fanciful but oh so amazing.
Being in the midst of a giant heat wave, I suppose it’s only natural that my thoughts should turn around places like Alaska and Iceland and Norway. Anywhere where the the wind races frigidly through the trees and sweeps across snow-laden tundras.
Fashion-wise too, with sweaters and slacks coming into the stores. I crave those chunky, cozy sweaters, and wish my fingers were wrapped around mugs of hot tea.
This picture is from Nicky Epstein’s “Knitting on Top of the World.” I covet this. I want to make it. I probably never will. Bummer.
Having a peculiar penchant for online shopping, I love finding new sites that satisfy my urge for indie style. Lace Affair is my newest bookmark.
So many choices. I’m rather thrilled there are so many avenues for vintage, indie style shopping.
Recently, I’ve been noticing a bit of a surge in the colored hair industry. No longer are crazy, non-hair hues reserved for punks or rockers. No, delicate, vintage, feminine fashion fiends are also embracing this trend, albeit in colors more suited to their style.
This is my personal favorite so far, from OpiumPoppies. Lavender is my current favorite color, and there is not much I wouldn’t give to be allowed to do this myself. Alas…